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A empty chairs are displayed recently outside Heartland Agency to signify the loss of funds through sequester for the Head Start program. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Head Start begins year with fewer slots due to sequester

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WILLMAR — When Head Start classes started on Monday, the program in four area counties had 15 fewer children than it might have before federal budget cuts went into effect this year.


Heartland Community Action Agency had to cut the 15 slots in Meeker, Renville, McLeod and Kandiyohi counties this year, thanks to across-the-board federal budget cuts called the sequester.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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